Cyprus Visa Application Centres now in 16 cities across India
travelnews digest - on November 23, 2017
VFS Global has expanded the network of Cyprus Visa Application Centres in India with centres for applicants now launched in four additional cities of Thiruvananthapuram, Goa, Gurugram, and Jaipur. The new centres commenced operations on 10 November 2017.
The expansion of the network of Cyprus visa centres to a total of 16 cities in India signals the strengthening relationship in trade and tourism between the two counties. Earlier, applicants in Thiruvananthapuram were required to travel to Chennai to complete their visa application process for Cyprus. Applicants can now benefit from applying in their own city and can avail of the additional services, such as SMS updates, courier services, online tracking services, among others.
The centre in Thiruvananthapuram was inaugurated by Demetrios A. Theophylactou, High Commissioner of Cyprus to India, in a ceremony held on 17 November 2017.
Speaking at the event, Theophylactou, said, “It is a pleasure to inaugurate the Cyprus Visa Application Centre, operated by VFS Global. The opening is quite timely, also due to a noticeable increase in visa related queries from Kerala. The centre would work in close cooperation with the Consular Department of the High Commission to achieve the goal of timely and efficient issuance of visas.”
Vinay Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer – Middle East and South Asia, VFS Global, said, “Cyprus is fast emerging as a popular destination of choice for leisure and business travellers from India, due to its abundant natural beauty and historical heritage. As the number of visitors to this beautiful Mediterranean nation increases, we are proud and committed to expanding the network of Cyprus Visa Application Centres across the South Asia region as a whole, with more centres planned in Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh in the coming months.”
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